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Tallgrass Creek's Duck Derby Raises $1,015 for Resident Care Fund

Jan 31, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 31, 2017) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Duck Derby raised $1,015 for the Resident Care Fund which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.

Residents jumped into a 50-Foot-long, 4-feet-deep pool and raced rubber ducks sponsored by staff and residents with a minimum pledge of $5.

The swimming residents created a wall at one end of the pool....

Tallgrass Creek Residents Knit and Crochet 75 Red Hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts

Jan 18, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 18, 2017) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Creative Hands group this week made 75 red hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts, a nationwide program to knit and crochet red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.

Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, moms , and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during February American...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Make New Year Resolutions to Stay Healthy and Fit

Jan 10, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 10, 2017) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents have resolved to stay healthy and fit throughout 2017. And their intense schedule of health and wellness programs is already helping them keep their New Year resolutions.

As Fitness Coordinator Camin Bell leads residents in warm-up movements for her popular Stretch and Strengthen class, she reminds everyone that exercise feels better when you smile. That is not a problem for class participants as they listen and follow Bell’s instructions interspersed with humor.

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January 5 Recruitment Fair at Tallgrass Creek

Jan 3, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- A Recruitment Fair for CNAs, CMAs, RNs, full and part-time jobs, and flex positions will be held Thursday, January 5, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, 13800 Metcalf Avenue.

Attendees will be able to apply for jobs and participate in on-the-spot interviews. Everyone who applies will get a gift card valued at up to $100.

No registration is required. Call 913-945-2110 for more information.

Read more here: http://pressreleases.kcstar.com/release/messages/88715/#storylink=cpy

Tallgrass Creek Launches its Facebook Page

Dec 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 19, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community has launched its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=tallgrass%20creek

The Tallgrass Creek Facebook page is a communications tool to show progress about the community’s site work and construction, provide news about key milestones and post information about upcoming events and activities. It is also an interactive venue for sharing human interest stories about residents and staff.

"Our residents and staff,...

Tallgrass Creek's M.O.B. Charms Lenexa's Perkins Restaurant

Dec 16, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 12, 2016) -- The back room at Perkins restaurant in Lenexa, Kansas, is a rollickin’ place to be on the third Tuesday morning of each month. That’s when Tallgrass Creek ’s Men’s Only Breakfast group, better known as the M.O.B, shows up to gab, laugh, and enjoy some guys-only time over eggs and coffee. The group leaves Tallgrass Creek about 8:15 a.m. and avoids rush hour traffic traveling in style on the community’s comfortable shuttle.

Resident Don Grady...

Tallgrass Creek Residents are Computer Savvy

Dec 16, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (December 13, 2016) -- How many people in the United States actually use a computer?

About a whopping 250 million Americans click away daily according to the Internet and Broad Band Usage report found (where else?) on the Internet. That breaks down to about 80% of the total population, which, in laymen’s terms, means “almost everyone.”

Those overwhelming figures include many people who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community. Lila Martin, for example, not only emails, texts, and uses Facebook, but is also proficient on PowerPoint,...

Blue Sage Pointe at Tallgrass Creek Dedicates Wall of Valor to Honor its Resident Veterans

Nov 14, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 11, 2016) – Blue Sage Pointe continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek retirement community today dedicated a permanent Wall of Valor to honor its residents who have served in the United States armed forces.

Twenty-two residents were honored and thanked with their photos – many of which depict them in their military uniforms – displayed on the wall. They shared stories of their military service with staff.

One of the residents served as...

Tallgrass Creek Wood Workers Design and Create it All

Oct 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 19, 2016) -- From doll cradles to book shelves to beautifully-crafted ink pens, Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s wood workers design and create it all. The handy group which formed right after Tallgrass Creek opened its doors in 2007, set up shop in a space behind the Sunflower Bistro, a popular lunch and happy hour spot.

Recently the wood shop relocated to a sizable space on the terrace level of Bluebird Crossing that includes individual tool and work areas. To...

Bentley, an English Bulldog Dressed as Lady Gaga, Wins Tallgrass Creek's Pet Costume Parade

Oct 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 19, 2016) – Bentley, an English Bulldog dressed as Lady Gaga, is this year’s winner of Tallgrass Creek’s Pet Costume Parade.

He was selected Top Dog from among a field of 15 contestants that represented an assortment of dog breeds -- inclusive of English Cocker Spaniel, German Shepherd, Bolognese, Boxer, Maltese Shih Tzu, Beagle, Schnauzer, and Yorkshire Terrier.

Bentley, who is...